Category Archives: Family

Smile.

The inability to do something that we so take for granted, smile, can cause untold problems. This was not something that I had given any thought to and I am willing to bet that none of my readers would have … Continue reading

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What is/was your favourite weekend getaway spot?

This is a difficult question to come up with a single answer for me. You will see why as you proceed reading this post. Pre Business School, way back in the early sixties, I was based in Chennai in Tamil … Continue reading

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You Can Go Anywhere From The Comfort Of Your Home.

Blogger Padmum has not blogged in a long time due to preoccupation with other weighty matters but, that has not stopped her from coming up with ideas for her brother to write blog posts on. This is one. There was … Continue reading

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Memory?

This was at lunch yesterday with my friends that I had written about in my earlier post on our neighbourhood Irani Cafe. My hosts were, the young lady Deepali, sitting next to me to my right and her husband Sandeep, … Continue reading

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Khajoor Pe Atke!

This is the title of a Hindi movie that I saw yesterday. It is part of a saying that goes Aasmaan se gire’ aur khajoor pe atke. It means Fell from the skies and got stuck in a date(palm fruit). … Continue reading

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The First Born.

I am a first born. I was followed by two more brothers before the much wanted sister arrived on the scene. I can relate. We would have liked to have had more children than the only one we did but … Continue reading

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Cheer Leaders.

My grand niece, four year old JR and her father my nephew SR had this remarkable conversation during a session of watching an IPL cricket match. Simon : Watching IPL with Josephine and she says ‘I want to be one … Continue reading

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I Am A Softy.

We call this Softy Ice-cream here. No, I don’t mean that I am that. When it comes to children, I become all soft and gooey gooey. This is a photograph of my grand nephew Finlay escorting his little sister Josephine … Continue reading

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Memory Trigger 25. Friday The 13th.

Friday the 13th is considered to be unlucky in Western superstition. In India, thanks to centuries of colonialism, many Indians exposed to such ideas also consider it to be unlucky. I personally have not done so but often wonder once … Continue reading

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Wasting Time.

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